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    Affordable New York apartments for families (Week of October 8)

    Wed Oct 8

    Photograph: Courtesy Zumper/Ideal

    All for $2,500 and under, these five affordable New York apartments will house you and your family in style You already know the reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family, right? But when it comes to finding a family-friendly apartment in Gotham we know the odds are stacked against even the bravest of space-seekers. Lucky for you, we've rounded up our pick of the week's best two-bedroom NYC apartments, all priced between $2,000 and $2,500 per month. Just remember, if you love it, move fast-they'll be gone before you know it! Godspeed, dear renter, and don't forget the ten commandments of apartment hunting. Check back next week for more from real-estate site Zumper's inventory. You might also like 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall 2014 Where to see fall foliage with the family in NYC Best apple picking farms for families near NYC 25 reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family

    Wander a corn maze at Modern Family's free 'Fall for All' event

    Wed Oct 8

    A corn maze and pumpkin patch will pop up in Union Square on October 19 for a day of Modern Family trivia and fall-themed activities Everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family is back on TV this fall, and they’re bringing New Yorkers a day of free fun to celebrate autumn and the series’ sixth season. The Modern Family Fall for All event will take over Union Square on Sunday, October 19, offering festivities including giveaways and an interactive corn maze—eight feet fall and over 60 feet long—that will pop up in the park. If you and the kids can’t get enough of the Pritchett–Dunphy–Tucker clan, you’ll have a leg up on trivia activities throughout the maze where your Modern Family knowledge is tested via iconic clips from the show.   RECOMMENDED: Fall festival and fair guide for familiesOnce families find their way out of the maze, they’ll emerge into a pumpkin patch decorated with an oversized, carved jack-o’-lantern and hundreds of decorated pumpkins. Little ones can get their...

    Don't miss the Center for Architecture Foundation Weekend Family Festival

    Tue Oct 7

    Photograph: Center for Architecture

    Bring your little designers and builders to this awesome family event, complete with creative crafts for kids Open House New York 2014 gives New Yorkers an opportunity to explore the inner workings of our city, but did you know there were OHNY events just for kids? On Oct 11 and 12 from 12-4pm, Center for Architecture Foundation's Weekend Family Festival is encouraging your little creatives to drop in for hands-on building, design and construction activities. This free event will keep kids busy over the holiday weekend (and give them some neat ideas for art class on Tuesday)!  RECOMMENDED: 50 things to do in New York City with kids in the fall Well-suited to kids five and up, this celebration will have tykes building all kinds of cool stuff, including pop-up book-like Tunnel Books inspired by the city. They'll also have the opportunity to meet James Rojas and help to create their very own future cities. Catch the event at Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place btw. Bleecker...

    Brooklyn Children’s Museum breaks down scientific concepts for kids

    Mon Oct 6

    More Than Meets the "I"

    More Than Meets the "I" Photograph: courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum

    Budding scientists can learn about biology, robotics and more through interactive displays at the new “More Than Meets the I” exhibit, opening October 9 Once kids’ science classes move beyond bottle rocket experiments and onto more abstract concepts, it can get tricky for little ones, but the Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new exhibit will break down scientific ideas in a way that youngsters can digest. “More Than Meets the I,” open from October 9 through January 19, 2015, will tackle complex topics in biology, health, robotics and technology through several interactive displays that kids of all ages can get their hands on.   RECOMMENDED: The best NYC museum exhibits for kids right nowCurious youngsters can check out “Molecules and Health: The Shape of Science,” an exhibit on loan from the New York Hall of Science which explores the shapes and properties of the microscopic building blocks that make up our world, “Nano,” which delves into engineering and technology on a miniscule...

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